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Wat Arun From Across The Chao Phrya River
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Thailand is famous for its temples and there are many to visit in Bangkok. No trip to Bangkok is complete without visiting a few Bangkok Temples and experiencing Thai culture and religion. Because there are so many Bangkok temples, most tourists pick a few that interest them the most and plan their trip around visiting them. It is possible to visit all the famous Bangkok temples but it will take many days.

Bangkok temples are a rich part of the history of Thailand and are a part of the cities' heart and soul. The intricately designed temples are awe-inspiring with their traditional decoration and architecture. Bangkok temples are decorated with glass and ceramics and many of the structures are made of pure gold. Statues of Buddha and other religious icons are present in almost every Bangkok temple and visitors can learn a lot about Thai culture and religion.

If you are going to visit any of the Bangkok temples, the best time to do so is in the morning. It is cooler and less crowded and you will be able to experience the splendor of Bangkok temples without a lot of distractions. Bangkok temples serve not only as tourist attractions but also play an important part in Buddhist traditions. Monks still live in Bangkok temples and continue to perform traditional Monk duties. Buddhist Monks that reside in Bangkok temples rise at about 4:00 am and attend traditional prayers rituals and duties. Monks from Bangkok temples can be seen on the streets wearing pale yellow robes and collecting food and other necessities from passerbies. These daily rituals are tradition in Bangkok and a part of the Buddhist philosophy of attaining a better life after this one.

There are many Bangkok temples, and it would take a long vacation to see them all. There are a few things you should remember before visiting Bangkok temples. Most temples are closed after 18:00 and you must dress appropriately when visiting them. Because Bangkok temples are sacred places still used today, no revealing clothing is allowed inside. Shorts, revealing tops, and sandals cannot be worn so plan accordingly before visiting. Some temples also charge an admission fee to visitors, usually only a few Euros.

Some of the most popular Bangkok temples include the Wat Phra Kaew which is regarded as the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand, the Wat Arun or Temple of Dawn, and the Wat Pho which is famous for being the largest temple in Thailand and also has an immense reclining Buddha statue. There are many more Bangkok temples to see during your stay so be sure to check them all out.


Last Updated: 26 Mar 2008


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Wat Arun From Across The Chao Phrya River
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